Able, Willing, and Ready


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Able, Willing, and Ready

  1. 1. “Able, Willing, and Ready” Matthew 25:1-10, Hebrews 9:28
  2. 2. God’s Formula for Success BELIEVE in God  Mark 9:23 (NKJV) Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” OBEY God  2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
  3. 3. God’s Formula for Success RESPOND to God’s request  Exodus 18:23 (NKJV) If you do this thing, and God so commands you, then you will be able to endure, and all this people will also go to their place in peace.” The NECESSITY of life is God  Deuteronomy 4:29 (KJV) But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
  4. 4. God is Able 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NKJV) And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. Romans 8:31-32 (NKJV) 31What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
  5. 5. God is Able Matthew 25:1-10 (NKJV) 1 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight a cry was heard: Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him! 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
  6. 6. Able, Willing, and Ready CONSECRATION…kingdom of heaven  To be set apart for a purpose SANCTIFICATION…ten  The process of being made holy SEPARATION…virgins  Disconnected from something DEDICATION…took their  Making good use of what I possess
  7. 7. Able, Willing, and Ready ILLUMINATION…lamps  Outward expression DESTINATION…went out  I do not have to remain where I am EXPECTATION…wise or foolish  Inward definition DURATION…the bridegroom was delayed  Patience is a virtue
  8. 8. Able, Willing, and Ready RELAXATION…they all slumbered and slept  Just REST – remember, expect, steadfastly believe, trust in the Lord ADORATION…go out to meet him…they arose and trimmed  Rise up, place things in order EXALTATION…the bridegroom came…
  9. 9. Able, Willing, and Ready 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV) For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him… Jude 1:24 (NKJV) Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, Isaiah 61:1-7